Motorola Razr flip-phone relaunches – but it’s 3 times the price of 2004 version

It was one of the must-have phones of the early 2000s, and now 15 years after it was first released, the Motorola Razr is back.

The retro phone was known for its flip-out screen, and was even featured in several TV programmes and films, including Lost, Entourage and The Devil Wears Prada.

Now, Motorola has launched a new version, which features a more modern-take on the classic flip design.

While the original version featured a screen on one side of the fold and a keyboard on the other, the 2019 version features a foldable screen, which spans the entire length of the smartphone.

In a statement about the smartphone, Motorola said: “razr transforms an industry challenge into an engineering breakthrough.


“The zero-gap hinge allows razr to close with both sides perfectly flush, a cohesive design that also protects the main display."

The smartphone is very compact when folded down, but opens out to reveal a 6.2-inch Flex View display.

Meanwhile, the front of the smartphone features a 2.7-inch touchscreen display, where you can play music, take selfies and see notifications, without opening the phone.

In terms of cameras, the razr features a 16MP rear camera, and a 5MP front camera, as well as a host of camera features, including Portrait Mode, Night Vision mode and Smart Composition.

Other key features include water repellency, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor, and up to 28 hours of battery life on a single charge.

While it’s likely to appeal to fans of retro tech, the 2019 Razr is significantly more expensive than the 2004 version.

The original Razr retailed for just less than £500, while this year’s edition costs a whopping $1,500 £1,166!

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